The Inevitable Pull of the River's Current:Interpretations Derived From a Single Text Using Multiple Research Traditions
AbstractThe purpose of this article is to make visible the multiple ways in which doctoral students from various qualitative research traditions learned to think, read, and write interpretively as they completed an assignment requiring the interpretive analysis of a common interview transcript. Students were asked to offer a convincing account of the text and to demonstrate an understanding of what it means to interpret within their selected research tradition. Shared and disputed meanings arising from the interpretive process are presented and discussed. This description of their collective experience might be useful to novice researchers and their mentors.